"Unresolved Vertices" is Volume Thirty of the Taped Rugs "Uncooked" series of productions. All of the compositions presented here were recorded by Charles Rice Goff III alone and alive in the Taped Rugs studio in Lawrence, Kansas, in the autumns of 1998 and 1999. Each piece is an excerpt from an unrehearsed improvisation, presented without the addition of sound effects nor overdubbed materials. None of these has ever previously been released to the public. Goff located and prepared these recordings from his archive of raw, unreleased, Taped Rugs cassette tapes in 2009, for a collaborative project that eventually was never realized. He decided to release the recordings to the public in their unedited forms in January of 2012.
These recordings all contain sounds collaged from a variety of sources. To create these recordings, Goff plugged several instruments and sound generators into the inputs of a four-track cassette recorder and manipulated them all simultaneously, akin to the manner that a ringmaster orchestrates a three ring circus. Among the instruments and sound generators he used are Casio Keyboards, Micro Moog Synthesizer, Electronic Guitar, Voice, Animal Calls, Oddly Played Record Albums, Skipping CDs, Cassette Tape Pitch Controls, Homemade Woodwinds, and Sound Effects.
The names that Goff gave to these recordings came from a notebook of phrases that Goff collected over a period of 30 years.
1 Negative Decibels
2 Fooey Is Nicer Than Fie
3 Straining To Void
4 Significance Of A Low Peephole
5 Valuable Popcorn
6 Decorum Of Professionality
7 Snap Button Closure
Copyright 1998, 1999, 2012
by Taped Rugs Productions